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to the economy, firing back with new numbers just today, growth in this country slower than we thought. >> look at the numbers that just came out and the growth of our economy. 1.3% versus russia at 4%? china at 7% to 8%? we're at 1.3%. this is unacceptable. >> reporter: and both candidates, out with new ads, looking straight to camera, a direct appeal. romney in a plaid shirt, no tie, looking to show a compassionate side. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: and the president, that table behind him, with what he'd say if invited to yours. >> when i took office, we were losing nearly 800,000 jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation, we are moving forward again. >> reporter: and with that renewed push for romney to try to convince voters of his empathy, an image from the campaign of a young romney, a missionary overseas, missing his girlfriend. his heart then as romney works to show heart now. >> my heart aches for the people i've seen. i was, yesterday
. the first half, jobs and the economy. the second half, health care and other domestic issues. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight. david, thanks very much. >>> i want to bring in abc news political analyst matt dowd who has advised both republican and democratic campaigns. matt, as always, it's great to have you with us. >> great to be here, david. >> you have three things for everyone to watch for. one of the things you point out, body language could have a bigger impact than words, and we remember al gore, george bush and jon stewart having a field day with those sighs. >> i've had a record of that in texas. >> as if the sighing weren't bad enough, gore's behavior got worse. [ laughter ] >> in that same year we remember that moment when al gore got up, walked over towards then governor bush, and this was his reaction. >> trying to get things done, and i believe i can. [ laughter ] >> famous moment. years prior there was president h.w. bush checking his watch at the debates. these have become famous moments. are these debate prep teams telling their candidates, this is wha
. >> reporter: assaulting our senses, our economy, and our health. jim avila, abc news, lake petenwell, wisconsin. >> that is nasty stuff. >> oh, that's an understand statement, but the wisconsin department of natural resources says the best way to treat this is naturally, but they say it could take several years to get rid of it completely. in fact, there was a large amount of -- lake erie, almost a third of the surface, covered. >> cut big time into the fishing industry there. apparently it's in more or less every state. peaks august through september. nearly every state in the union. clearly really bad there. in the great lakes area. >> scientific term, cyano bacteria. >> yeah. >> cyano meaning green for blue? >> right. that's what i heard. a condition most of us could ever imagine. >> in this connected day and age, what is it like to not use e-mail? can we all dream about that? the answer when we come back on "world news now." >> hmm. >> announcer: abc's "world news noúl >>> okay. so we all have our smartphones, our iphones, our nanos, everything else, right? all those electronic
" moment and mitt romney has to show that he understands people's problems in this economy. >> reporter: and both the president and mitt romney trying to avoid their own past pitfalls. the president against hillary clinton. >> he's very likable. i agree with that. i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was romney's bet -- >> rick, i tell you what. 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> i'm not in the betting business. >> oh, okay, okay. >> five days to go. george dives into debate prep with new jersey governor chris christie, sunday morning right here on abc's "this week." >>> but we move on tonight and to a tragedy that unfolded as viewers were watching on live television late this afternoon. a car chase, police in hot pursuit of a driver and then the driver taking his life. we are not going to show the moment, but here is what led up to it, and the debate that immediately followed. here's abc's dan harris. >> now he's off the freeway. >> reporter: this afternoon, fox news was doing live coverage of a carjacking suspect fleeing police
, and government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. it's fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year, the lowest since 1998. but analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. >> you've got the fever. >> you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> and they grow up and they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >>> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, and d.c. thunderstorms from the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountains. >> 50s from billings into the dakotas. 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque and across the south mostly 70s in the northeast as well as the midwest. >>> and here's a truly great story all about a guy named adam greenberg. he was on a one-game contract with t
presidential face-off. >> jobs, health care and the economy taking center stage in denver. it is thursday, october 4th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> give us a second. >> yeah. the large pizza. >> okay. i am paula faris. we'll go live to denver in a moment to see how analysts and voters are scoring the debate. >>> also ahead, back in business, american airlines says its fleet of 757s is good to go after being checked for the loose seat problem that caused trouble on three flights. >> good to know. also progress on the dispute with the labor union as well. hopefully progress there. >>> also later in this half hour, a bumper crop on chicago's south side. two football field's worth of marijuana worth millions of bucks, growing right there in the city. but now, it's police who will be harvesting the plants. two football fields of weed. >> the police are harvesting the? >> yeah. >> very interesting. >>> and then inside celebrity lawsuit. a steamy tv doctor tells his real life rock star neighbor, i'll see you in c
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